The total viewership and demo ratings for the latest instalment of Friday Night SmackDown have been revealed.
As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics the April 15th episode of Friday Night SmackDown pulled in 2,142,000 viewers. 623,000 of those viewers were in the prized 18-49-year-old demographic, which works out to a 0.48 rating.
The 0.48 rating is the lowest figure in that demographic on Fox since July.
That total viewing figure represents a fall from the previous week where SmackDown drew 2,230,000 viewers, and scored a 0.60 rating in the key demographic.
The April 15th edition of Friday Night SmackDown kicked off with RK-Bro coming to the ring to confront the Usos. While Riddle got very excited about being back on SmackDown, Orton called out the Usos. The SmackDown Tag Team Champions quickly obliged, grabbing a microphone and bragging about their achievements.
However, a fired up Randy Orton shot back making fun of the brothers, also noting that he had shared the ring with their family during his two decade long career. At this, Orton accepted the challenge for the unification match.
After a stare down, the Usos left the ring leaving RK-Bro to pose in the corners, but the Bloodline weren’t done. The pair ran back to the ring and laid out Riddle.
This led to a clash in the main event between Riddle and Jimmy Uso. In the end it was Riddle who got the win after reversing a Samoan Drop into an RKO.
It was later confirmed that the two teams will meet at WrestleMania Backlash to crown the Undisputed Tag Team Champions.
Elsewhere, there were wins for Rhea Ripley, Madcap Moss and Drew McIntyre. The show also saw Ricochet successfully defend the Intercontinental Championship against Jinder Mahal.